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Eastside Community heritage, C.A. Brown 50th anniversary celebrated this week

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The heritage of the Eastside Community and the 50th anniversary of the former C.A. Brown High School will be celebrated this week as part of Trident Technical College’s Palmer campus spirit week.

The college has collaborated with the Eastside Neighborhood Association to plan a week of activities for both students and community members.

The highlight of the week will be a parade at 10 a.m. Thursday followed by a noon special presentation from the Preservation Society of Charleston. They will unveil a Civil Rights Historical Marker for the former C.A. Brown High School, now the home of the college’s downtown campus.

The parade begins on Nassau Street, near Ebenezar A.M.E. Church, traveling to South Street, America Street and ending on Columbus Street in front of the Palmer campus.

On Tuesday, scholars and community leaders will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the book “Between the Tracks: Charleston’s East Side” and talk about new ways to look at the history and heritage of the Eastside Community at 12:30 p.m. at the Palmer campus amphitheater.

On Wednesday, the campus’ green initiative will be introduced at 10:30 a.m., and a C.A. Brown High vs. Burke High alumni basketball game will begin at 6 p.m. at Mall Park.

Friday will include a walking tour of the Eastside Neighborhood beginning at 11:15 a.m., and it will include a visit to the Eastside Neighborhood Association headquarters.

For more information, contact Regina Smart at

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